Take a look at our 2017 Shoot Schedule and plan your weekends accordingly. Everyone should note that we’ve had dates added for shoots at Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club in Holderness, NH. We hope to update and provide directions soon.
Welcome, although a little late, to the 2017 GSB 3D Archery season. This has the promise of being an interesting year for many, and I don’t mean just on the 3D course! We’ve had several shoots so far and as it looks like this should be a very good year. The first meeting of the GSB Board and Host Clubs was this past Thursday and we’re welcoming Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club into the fold. They are a bit further north than many of us are accustomed to, but when you get right down to it, another Club gives us variety and exposure. Keep en eye out for the updated shoot schedule, it should be posted sometime by the middle of February.
Finishing up our GSB Shooting Calendar for 2016 will be the event at Country Pond Fish & Game Club this Sunday morning, September 11th.
Have you picked up a raffle ticket yet? If not, you should bring along an extra $5 for a chance to win a $599 shopping credit at Big Al’s Archery! Not needing any equipment? There’s a cash option available for $400 if that’s your pleasure. You can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket.
I should have the SOY points figured out shortly after I get the scores from CPF&GC after the shoot. The results will be posted here and on our Facebook page.
Thank you in advance for sharing this past season with the GSB members and guests!
GSB Secretary 2016
Coming down to the end of our 2016 3D season. Monadnock had a pretty decent turnout for our Championship Shoot, just getting the results posted now. Nice to see some vendor interest with Gold Tip and others offering some novelty shots to spice up the day. Congratulations too all that came and participated.
Last few weeks in front of us, please pick up a raffle ticket or two, they will be drawn at Country Pond this year and proceeds help GSB with operating expenses as well as giving one lucky player a little boost just before the seasons change!
The above link is a downloadable PDF flier that will print to 8.5″ x 11″ standard paper (I mention the flier that is linked above later in this post). It is the flier promoting the 2016 GSB Championship Shoot on July 24th at Monadnock Rod and Gun Club.
What follows, is a communication (via email) that I sent out to many of the GSB Clubs for whom I have contact information:
Owing to recent communication with vendors who will be onsite for the GSB Shoot on July 24th, I have edited the flier previously sent with some new additional information to benefit prospective attendees.
There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place grand prizes for the top scorers overall (that means 3 total which covers all classes …not 45 prizes …there are many chances to win other free prizes on-this-day). 11s break ties, and if that doesn’t do it, we will have a shoot-off at a set yardage at the target set up near the pavilion. If an archer who is tied for a prize is no longer present (has left the premises), the prize automatically goes to the remaining archer with the same score, or the one who wins the shoot-off among the remaining archers who tied (if necessary).
1st Place: a set of 1 dozen Gold Tip Arrows (shooter’s choice …meaning cut to fit, and from a particular variety of GT arrow styles)
2nd Place: B-Stinger Stabilizer rig
3rd Place: a set of a half-dozen Gold Tip Arrows (shooter’s choice …meaning cut to fit, and from a particular variety of GT arrow styles)
The vendor will have a product demo booth for Gold Tip Arrows, Bushnell Optics (rangefinders, binoculars), B-Stinger Stabilizers and related hardware, and some PRIMOS–related products, which may or may not include blinds, calls, trail cams, etc.
There will be an area nearby the vendor set up that will host a “shoot for prizes” feature. You will have the opportunity to take a shot at a 3D target from distances of 20, 30, and 40 yards respectively. Anyone who hits the “X” (to be determined by the vendor exactly what constitutes a winning shot) get s their name placed in a bucket. There will be a 20 yard bucket, 30 and 40. The prize awarded will be commensurate with the difficulty of the shot taken. So, expect the prize awarded for the 40 yard shot to be more valuable than that awarded for the 20 yard shot.
These basic rules and this basic framework are the conditions that I understand at-this-time. The vendor may adjust this at anytime hence, and the awarding of these prizes, both frequency and amount are completely at the discretion of the vendor.
There will also be related and unrelated hat and t-shirt giveaways, again at the vendor’s discretion.
The Club will host the 30 target Granite State Bowhunters’ Championship 3D Shoot per the standing rules of the GSB, plus the specially outlined rules regarding participant pricing and past GSB Championship matches (same rules employed in the 2013 and 2014 Championship Shoots).
We will also be operating 50-50 shoots, which may reset at certain (announced) points if volume dictates.
The 50-50 (all proceeds go into a pot, and the winner retrieves 50% of the total, and 50% goes to the host Club) will be run at $2 per shot.
There will be a Running Deer target, which may allow several shooters to-the-line at the same time, taking a shot at a moving 3D deer target from a yet to be determined distance (typically 35 yards or so).
There will also be a Long Shot set up on our closed firearms range. Archers cannot glass this target. It will be set up at a range typically, anywhere from 85 to 100+ yards away. Depending upon frequency of use and success rate, we may move the target as we see fit, but only after the prize has been awarded for that particular leg. We will set the target up in front of an all-sand berm for your arrow’s sake. You need not be present to win this contest, but please take it upon yourself to leave contact information. We will try our best to keep-safe that information and request it from you, but the onus is upon you in-the-end to provide such to the person running the Long Shot before you leave the premises.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them. If I cannot answer your question, I will do my best to find someone who can do so.
And finally, please print out and post the attached flier where you think that it may do this GSB event some good. This flier supersedes the previous flier that I mailed out. The other is still fine, but this one includes much more detailed information regarding the activities on the 24th.
Any archer whether competing in the GSB would be interested I would think. And I do believe that the Olympic Class has merit and promise. There are a ton of new shooters doing field archery. And you know as well as I do, that once a field archer stands in-the-woods in front of a 3D target instead of a flat bulls-eye, they’re hooked. And a boost among those numbers may reflect on Membership in the GSB. So please let those field-archery-based organizations know too.
I hope to see you all there,
A little late, but still ahead of the weekend…… Watanic is hosting their 2nd Warrior Shoot on Saturday with an Open Shoot for GSB on Sunday. This is the Charity Shoot that they host each year and helps to feed hundreds of needy NH citizens. Do what you can and try to pitch in a little something extra. They have several items to raffle off and as most of us know, they have one hell of a nice course for the archery enthusiast. See you there!
As a footnote, our Olympic Class trial has been received fairly well. We do regret our first suggestion of “shooting from the yellow stake”, but as with anything new… we need to be corrected. It should have read “White Stake”. The trial basis continues…..
Some discussion has been had regarding a classification to accommodate shooters using equipment that could be described as Olympic Recurve. This is a trial invitation to evaluate the attendance and interest. If it were to become official, it would be in 2017 and involve the redefinition of FTLRU to broaden the competitive grouping. We will develop class guide as interest and participation demonstrates appropriate. Initially, we will group shooters under OLR, but that is subject to comment and change.
Basic Rule: Any longbow or recurve (stabilizers allowed), any arrow, moveable, non-magnified sight, finger release, Yellow Stake.
Looking just a bit chilly but very good weather this coming weekend. Westford is next on our shoot schedule and they are looking forward to our arrival. Should be a great day Sunday for a 3D gathering! Try visiting the Clubs’ page on Facebook at Westford Sportsmens Club. See everyone on the field.
Our schedule has been posted for the remainder of 2016 and the first three months of 2017. Keep an eye on the main schedule page as there is always the possibility of an update.
We just received a confirmation of South Fitchburg taking the shoot date of Sunday, January 17th! Thank you to South Fitchburg for giving us an opportunity hit the course on this weekend. Please pass the word to all our fellow GSB Members.